See why this singer caught the Queen of Soul’s attention

Aretha Franklin discovered Alise King while watching “Live In The D”

Imagine if your singing voice impressed the late great Queen of Soul herself. That’s what happened to singer Alise King when she performed on “Live In The D” back in 2017. Now years later, she’s taking a trip down memory lane and paying tribute to Aretha Franklin.

Alise reminisced with “Live In The D” host Tati Amare about when Aretha Franklin first recognized Alise’s talent. It all unfolded when Alise sang during a Music Monday segment on “Live In The D” in January of 2017. Aretha Franklin reached out to the “Live In The D” team after catching the show. She passed along her contact information for Alise to call her. It was the beginning of a connection that helped to shape where Alise is today. Alise said having her talent recognized by the Queen of Soul “meant the entire world” to her. She said Aretha Franklin was her idol and influenced her voice, tone and texture. After the singers connected, Alise said Aretha Franklin asked her to write some songs for her and Alise even got to open for the Queen of Soul.

Alise King will be performing a special tribute concert in honor of Aretha Franklin. She will take the stage at Willis Show Bar in Detroit on Wednesday, April 6. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Watch the video above to see a throwback of the very performance that caught Aretha Franklin’s attention.



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